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Al Jazeera America
Feb 17, 2014 5:00pm EST
may have broken up, but there has never been a pause in the fighting in syria. the dying and destruction of neighborhoods has continued. what is next for syria? that's the inside story. hello, i'm ray suarez. in ancient times just before and after the olympic festivals greece would call a truce that would allow competitors to travel unmolested to the games. as the russian president opened the games in sochi, they played an active roll in getting the warring sides in syria in peace talks. but there was not truce. the syrians are blaming their enemies for making demands that guarantee the fighting and dying would continue back at home. baasecretary of state john kerry called it forism, a term the assad government has reserved for its opponents in simple war? what has happened now? it's made the area dangerousy unstable. the last session of the second round of talks in geneva lasted just 27 minutes and ended with an apology from united nations' mediator l akhda brahimi. >> i apologize to the syrian people who had hopes that were very high that something would happen here. i
Al Jazeera America
Feb 22, 2014 12:30pm EST
children are killed in syria and 130,000 dead with millions displaced and we are unable to do much as a country and the u.s. is weary and people are suffering. if the united states or anyone had done enough you would have a death toll, a crisis like you mentioned and saying, so what, we are supposed to police the world and be blamed for starting a world war, no thanks. >> if you ask if people care, of course we care, it is translating into what i do about it. i'm excited about show tonight and i know you are too. >> yes, solutions. >> it is a grim anniversary that is not markd with a celebration, three years since the uprising fighting is consuming the streets of syria. explosions like that are common place when the government forces cracked down on the opposition. human rights organizationsst mate that the fighting claimed more than a 140,000 lives, and fo forzed 9 million people to flee. peace talks are stalled. officials agreed a third round of talks and no date is set and leaving people to wonder what's next? it is time for countries like the u.s. to take military action, and a
Al Jazeera America
Feb 18, 2014 11:30am EST
a pause in the fighting. what's next for syria? that's the "inside story." hello, i'm ray suarez. the warring cities of greece called a truce that allowed visitors and competitors to travel unimpeded to the games. active role in getting the warg sides i--war in syria. those talks ended in failure over the weekend, with the syrian guaranteed that the fighting and dying would continue back home. the obama administration was particularly tough on russia faulting the putin government for providing cover for assad government while the assad regime unleeched ever crueler weapons on their opponents. opponents in the civil war, what happens now? the syrian conflict has made the area dangerously unstable. the last session of the second round of talks in geneva lasted just 27 minutes, and ended with an apology from united nations mediator, lakhdar brahimi. >> i'm very, very sorry and i apologize to the syrian people that their hopes which were very, very high, that something will happen here. i think that what has been -- the little that has been achieved, in homs, gave them even more hope
Feb 23, 2014 6:59pm EST
in government and out of government saying it is in the u.s. national interest to do something in syria. i put aside the humanitarian not yet because you cannot convince people to view the right thing, but you can convince them to do what is in their interest. apparently i failed and others a failed on both counts, but the humanitarian one, it gets to appoint where you cannot ignore it anymore. i mean, what does it say about us when we have seen, looked at the holocaust, study the holocaust, all kinds of programs to make sure this does not happen again. you have 9/11, all of us remember, you know, two buildings jobs to the ground and 3,000 people died. imagine if what happened in 9/11 is happening every day, not just that one. it happened once in the u.s., a novelist and forget it. these bombs being dropped by the syrian government on high rise buildings and homes sites and other places in syria, and as if you were sitting in chicago and these bombs are dropping every day, every day. this is what the citizens of syria living through. what kind of the world to we live in the we don't -- that th
Feb 17, 2014 3:28pm PST
. "crossfire" starts right now. tonight on "crossfire," bloody stalemate in syria. and outright defiance from its allies. >> russia needs to be a part of the solution. >> are president obama and his team shaping world events or putting the u.s. at risk? >> america's friends worry we've lost our way. >> on the left, van jones. on the right, s.e. cupp. in the "crossfire" -- tommy vietor, who work eed for the president and danielle pletka, an obama critic. tonight on "crossfire." >>> welcome to "crossfire." i'm van jones on the left. >> i'm s.e. cupp on the right. in the "crossfire" tonight guests with starkly different views of president obama's syria policy. the syria peace talks have just now, people like senator john mccain are calling for u.s. military action again. we just saw secretary of state john kerrly today calling for help from the russians again. no wonder syria is a mess. president obama drew red lines, then abandoned them. he called for bashar al assad's ouster, then abandoned that. he called for military intervention and abandoned that, too. abandoning our imperatives is about t
Al Jazeera America
Feb 4, 2014 2:30am EST
qaeda? >> the position has changed since 2011 in syria because of the rising of opposition groups. when ayman al zawahiri has to plead for the situation, that is not the sign of a unified organization. i discount these guys being unlike core al qaeda. bin laden would not have had to plead. a good two-thirds of the liberated territory is now controlled by extremists and the united states is simply not interested in supporting them or furthering their goals or allowing them to take ore damascus. so although the congress has pressed president obama to arm the rebels, we haven't seen anything serious on that scale. and i think that likely, the u.s. will do what it did in the case of the algerian civil war which is just keep hands off until it subsides. >> okay but brian do these pleas that juan is talking about do they fall on deaf ears or do you suspect they might get some action and unify some of these road militias. is. >> i don't see unity coming to the conflict in syria. in fact i see syria disintegrating into a mosaic of territory, pieces of territory controlled by local militias. in
Feb 11, 2014 10:00pm PST
>> narrator: tonight on frontlintwo reports from syria. first, an exclusive from the new battlefront where islamic extremists waving the al qaeda flag are trying to take over the country. >> the scene was horrific. these suicide bombs were going off almost every day. >> narrator: syrian journalist muhammad ali embeds with rebels fighting to drive the extremists out. >> i was the only journalist allowed in. >> narrator: for the first time on television, a rare look at syria's second front. and in our second story tonight, the war has claimed more than 10,000 children. but for kids living with snipers and rubble all around them, this is their own story in their own words. through breathtaking photojournalism, a dramatic portrait of the children of aleppo. (singing) (explosion) these two stories, tonight on frontline. >> frontlineis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to bui
Al Jazeera America
Feb 16, 2014 8:00pm EST
examine the lessons, to see if they can be applied to the crisis in syria. >> a rogue wave slams into a cruise ship. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories on sunday night. four are dead following the bombing of a tourist bus. the attack happened on the sinai peninsula. it was carries south korean t r tourists. >> 11 miners rescued in south africa are now in custody. the remaining illegal workers are trapped in the mind, refusing to be rescued for fear of being arrested. >> claims that north korea committed crimes against humanity, according to an amnesty international report out tomorrow. it includes rape, forced abortions, enslavement. it's being recommended it be sent to the international criminal court. >> time for "the week ahead." we look at the ball can wars of the 1990s, and arriving what lessons do they have for diplomats trying to bring peace to syria today. we begin with background. >> near 20 years ago the bosnia army murdered men and boys. it was the worst massacre europe had scene. screb needsa shocked and embarrassed world leader
Al Jazeera America
Feb 21, 2014 7:30pm EST
and communities to bring attention to what is happening in syria. and we are lucky enough to have a few of those join us, a former congressional staffer, and creative director of islamic relief usa, and mayor of prospect park in new jersey. welcome everyone to "the stream." you have travelled to syria more than ten times since the fighting started. you are going back since. we have seen all of the images, but you have been there. what do you see that we haven't? >> there is a lot of at tepgs paid to the refugees in the neighboring countries. but the internally dislaced people in syria are much higher than the number of refugees, and their state is horrendous. you have mainly organizations that do work there, but the need is -- is really, really theest per rate and at the same time we have seen things like extinct diseases come back, things like polio and so on that we thought were cured and over, and incurable diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and so on, these things become fatal. >> right. and that's something we're going to talk about a it wi will -- little later in the show. mayor talk
Al Jazeera America
Feb 22, 2014 2:30am EST
years since itself uprising, fighting continues to playing the receipvee -- streets of syria. explosions like that have become common place since march 2011, when the cracked down on protesters. it has forced nearly 9 million people to flee their homes, and the situation is expected to get worse. international peace talks are stalled. officials have agreed to attempt a third round of talks, but so far no date has been set. some say it's time for countries like the u.s. to make military action, an option president consider. >> we'll continue to support the syrian people, our commitment to the opposition, the care for the displaced and pursuit of a political resolution that achieves a government that people. >> many americans are reluctant to get involved. but americans are also resourceful, launching their own efforts to help. many syrian americans have found creative ways to mobilize resources and communities to bring attention to what is happening in syria. and we are lucky enough to have a few of those join us, a former congressional staffer, and creative director of islamic relief usa
Feb 11, 2014 9:30am PST
, the ongoing civil war in syria and climate change and of course the global economy as well. also, president obama announced that he will be accepting president hollande's invitation to attend celebrations in france to commemorate the 70th anniversary of d day later this year. however, on the subject of syria and its civil war, this is what president obama had to say. >> syria must meet its commitments and russia has a responsibility to ensure that syria complies. as talks continue in geneva, we'll continue to tren then the moderate opposition and call on the international community to stem the flow of foreign fighters into syria. >> steve clemens writes on foreign policy for "the atlantic." we heard the president there, negotiations in geneva are going slowly and that's probably being generous today. james clapper called syria, an apocalyptic disaster and france was the only country willing to go along with america if strikes -- if we decided to take the strike route last fall. at what point does president obama have to revisit his syria policy this year? >> well, i think it's probably like
Feb 18, 2014 7:00pm EST
the administration's main focus in terms of a resolution on syria, or are you looking even just diplomatically for another process? >> well, the talks are in recess. that's correct. the international community needs to use this time determine how to use or rather, needs to move toward determining how to use this time, and most effectively in order to bring about a political solution. in answer to your question, it is still our view, absolutely, that there is not a military solution to this concept and debt negotiated political settlement is the only path for for syria and the geneva process is a process by which that is personable and achievable at this time. there is no question that it has not been a great amount of progress. it is important that the two sides sat down across from each other, but the international community needs to focus on how we can move this process forward >> what do you mean by using it most effectively? >> again, to work together to push the process forward, to make the diplomatic channel and the negotiation channel more productive so that progress can be made toward
Al Jazeera America
Feb 11, 2014 12:30pm EST
. "new york times." >> reporter: good afternoon. both of you talked about syria a good deal in your opening remarks, and i wanted to ask a bit about that. the latest round of the geneva two talks have proven to be as unproductivive as the first round was. the chemical weapons agreement has removed some weapons, but by all accounts it's a small fraction of the overall stockpile, and the syrians have missed a couple of deadlines, and as i don't need to tell you the syrian regime is essentially starving thousands of syrians in homes and elsewhere. everybody agrees more pressure needs to be brought to bare on this assad regime to change this deadly equation. so beyond the general statements you made, what additional tangible steps did you discuss in your meetings today to help the moderate opposition to try to change that equation on the ground? and secondly for mr. president [ speaking french ] i'm going to ask it in english. how it is okay for a trade delegation with 100 french ceos to travel to tehran to explore business opportunities when the e-3 have committed to maintaining the st
Al Jazeera America
Feb 12, 2014 9:00am EST
's . syria. >> president obama called the peace talks frustrating. >> syria must meet commitments, russia has a responsibility to ensure syria complies. progress. >> the group wants to establish an islamic state, fighting the regime and rebels. ruthless. >> federal bureau of investigation teaming up with cops in italy. arrests. >> they brought down accused mob leaders o atlantic. >> people are gathering for demonstrations against president hosni mubarak. >> this defies anything. >> we begin with a cry for help for the syrian people and some remarkable pictures from the heart of a conflict between syria's moderate opposition and one of the country's radical groups. meetings on tuesday at geneva went no war. an opinion peace was published called "use force to find peace." and this: >> for more i'm joined from gen ver by the author of that opinion peace in the times, and he's the director of the center more middle east studies at the university of denver. great to have you on the show. you write 800,000 people are under siege in syria. another article quotes a dutch priest saying people are goi
Al Jazeera America
Feb 16, 2014 11:00pm EST
can be applied to syria today. >>> a couple's trip ends in tragedy when they crash into a cruise ship. >> and welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories this half hour. decades of torture in north korea as part of a scathing united nations report due out tomorrow. accusing the ruling kim family of three generations of abuse. some crimes like executions, rape, forced abortions and enslavement. >>> at least four are dead following a bombing of a tourivittouristbus in egypt. the bus was carrying south korean tourists,. >>> protesters call for the resignation of nicolas maduro in venezuela. >>> frustration is growing among the millions left homeless by the war in syria. peace talks have once again failed. new talks are being scheduled but hope has faded among those suffering in camps. >> translator: geneva was useless. it gave him more time to kill the syrian people and nothing has changed on the ground. our real conference will be fighting the regime by the revolution ris, there is no solution glx we should stop the negotiations with the regime because they
Feb 8, 2014 8:51pm EST
the first he has written a couple of years and he wrote about the fact that when syria had its sarin gas attack that killed 2500 people the obama administration blamed syria. he said his sources were telling him there was other evidence indicating that it wasn't the syrian government and there were other people in and around syria that could have been responsible and they cherry-picked the intelligence because it was much more politically expedient. "the new yorker" turned that article down which was shocking. has his relationship with "the new yorker" and it? side curr said if he took three-quarters of the editors and the world and threw them off or bridge we would all be better off so he never got along with editors. it's been an adjusting them fraternal force. whether that relationship has now ruptured i don't know. >> were there any other questions? >> thank you all for being here. if you want to bring your book up front i will get it signed for you. thank you. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> women's history for beginners is the booktv book club sele
Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2014 5:00am EST
over 140,000. >> the u.n. says the crisis in syria is causing problems in eradicating polio. the latest information links the worsening state of health care for children in syria with the rising rate of the infectious disease. they recorded their first case of polio in four years last month. >> a drop in childhood immunization openeded door for vaccine-preventible diseases to return to syria. they did. the first cases of polio in syria since 1999 were reported in october 2013. this marks a significant risk and threat to syria's children. >> still in syria, where rebels control most of the border crossings with turkey and infighting among the groups is making it difficult for aid workers to get supplies in to turkey. >> a queue of trucks waiting to cross the border from syria to turkey. the drivers have been here for about three weeks. opening and closing the gait depends on security conditions inside syria. this is a member of the syrian's aid office. he has 22 trucks carrying food baskets, baby formula and blankets. fighting among opposition groups is affecting his work. >> it is so di
Al Jazeera America
Feb 11, 2014 10:00pm EST
>> thousands of children killed, millions displaced. the humanitarien crisis in syria descends into chaos. after arrests in the u.s. and italy, how powerful is the mafia today? >> a former marine decides the best way to fight terrorism is to fight extreme poverty. >> despite hundreds of billions of year, the government fails the test on mental health. >> welcome to consider this. here's more on what's ahead. >> the on going civil war in syria. >> president obama called the peace talks frustrating. >> syria must meet its commitments and russia has a responsibility to make sure it complies. >> we are making much progress. >> the group wants an islamic state in syria fighting against the regime. >> the jihadists are more ruthless than assad's regime. >> f.b.i. agents teaming up. >> two dozen arrests. >> they brought down accused mob leaders on both sides of the atlantic. >> millions of egyptians came to the streets. >> people are gathering in the largest demonstrations against president mubarak. >> this did he have's any definitions. >> we begin with a passionate cry for help for
FOX News
Feb 16, 2014 7:00am PST
>> that's robin wright. tharchgs so much. see ya tomorrow. >> the end of syria's devastating civil war and now more uncertain. an unimaginable catastrophe continues to carry out. they even told the world i'm sorry and apologizes to the embattled syrian people for the failure. it was a mere half hour of discussions between the syrian government and the opposition that ended with a deadlock and now there is no date set for the next round of negotiations to stop the killer. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> i'm jamie colby. good to see you and great to be with you. let me tell you about the stealimate that is happening as violence is escalating in syria. 3400 people have been killed this month alone. u.s. leaders point the finger of blame at russia and iran for the break down. peter is joining me now with more on this. good morning. >> good morning, jamie. as of right now we see three weeks of talks have not done going end the deadly three-year long war in syria that claimed 140,000 lives. senator john mccain is saying things are getting a lot worse as a result of russian and
Feb 4, 2014 5:30am PST
long ruling will . the expect syria to meet the deadline for approval of obama that the chemical weapons the harder it gets ousted president mark abbott will stay with the un's in iraq the opposition considerable talent. a collective whole as the election commission brought it all with regularity the real impetus for mike's it was all but been on before arriving in tokyo on wednesday two days before the winter games begin it's going to someplace else to ctv news i ned lamont by jane always stories coming up for you in the next thirty minutes but first the trial of egypt's former president mohammed more c is scheduled to resume in the capital cairo opera was a jungle on saturday. woolsey was being represented by a team of defence lawyers for the first time. and it costs the court to a june the trial. they said more c cannot be tried in a criminal court. given his status as a former president. despite a heavy security presence outside court. and you will see protest is trying to attack his defense team. using the lawyers of betraying their country. corsi who was deposed by the mini
Al Jazeera America
Feb 1, 2014 1:00pm EST
that four people were killed and at least 18 others were injured in a car bomb near the border with syria. according to local media reports, the explosion, the bombing was caused by a suicide bomber who blew himself up inside a four by four car on the main streets close to a petrol station. it is close to the border to syria is a hezbollah stronghold and used as a route by hezbollah to send fighters into syria to assist syrian government troops in cracking down on opposition rebel groups there. now this area of lebanon has also come under many attacks and shelling before by rebel groups in syria, and as you mentioned, it would be the fourth time since the beginning of the new year that hezbollah strongholds in lebanon are targeted. twice in hermel so far and twice in south bay right. all right, is there any idea at this early stage as to who may be behind this particular attack? >> well, not just yet. there has not been a claim of responsibility. but the last two attacks on hess bola strongholds earlier this month, both a couple of weeks ago in south bay right a group in lebanon, which is
FOX News
Feb 19, 2014 3:00pm PST
hearing, and we heard from officials about the threats from al qaeda, specifically from places like syria and yemen. and you look back at that testimony. >> well, they said specifically that syria has really become a safe haven for al qaeda and its training camps and it's a real magnet for people who have western passports so they can get hands-on training and export the skills back to their home country. that's one thing to consider. the second is really al qaeda in yemen, that's home to what is considered the best bombmaker that's working today. and their mo in the past has been to take explosives and conceal them inside of objects. >> we'll follow it. thank you. >> you're welcome. >>> another fox news alert now. breaking news out of kiev. ukraine's presidential office says it has reached a truce with anti-government demonstrators following yesterday's deadly day on the streets, and the continuing protests today. u.s. officials say they're cautiously optimistic about this news tonight. senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg is watching the situation from moscow. hello, amy. >>
Feb 18, 2014 6:30am PST
and from syria backing away from airstrikes against the assad regime and allowing red wines to be crossed on the use of chemical weapons. but in his state of the union speech a few weeks ago that president obama gave hints of a more muscular approach to supporting mystery unravels something that may have been given fresh impetus by the deadlock the geneva peace talks and that is austin's humanitarian situation in homes and elsewhere on the ground. take a closer look at the us direction on syria. i'm joined by fear s max side. he's a political consultant in washington d c and a former safety at the ambassador dennis ross the former u s middle east presidential envoy to stay with the international relations committee of the us house of representatives welcome to the programs that a few days ago to the us ambassador to the un talks about around forty thousand people reportedly being killed in syria. just since the geneva to talks began in the woods of samantha power was the most concentrated period of killing in the meat on a generation of the conflict. g thing to me that she's actually maki
Feb 16, 2014 11:35pm EST
.s. administration for its policy on syria. kevin joined us earlier to talk about that. >> senator john mccain reiterated criticism against the administration and said that the administration has not gone far enough in diplomatic relations with regards to syria. that we havehing seen come from senator mccain for a while, to criticize the obama administration over his foreign-policy. the obama for administration -- he is not calling for the obama administration to get troops into syria, he is saying the policy has failed. >> and is raising questions of syria. regime in he is reiterating these claims. a few months ago, if you think back, senator mccain and senator graham and some other republicans have all sort of joint forces in their criticism. it looks like they are once again missing the route -- making the rounds in their attacks. roundhave seen the second of talks failed in geneva. there is a blame game going on. the syrian government saying it saying the. fall, u.s. created a hostile environment during those talks. where do we go from here with these talks? >> it has yet to be known in th
Al Jazeera America
Feb 19, 2014 3:30am EST
syria, with bashar al-assad against the revolution. people are concerned. they have been through wars. this time, they say, it's different. they don't know where it's coming from. hezbollah accuses the car bombs coming through. lebanon syria reports on refugee stories. this is an area that at the moment the syrian government launched a campaign to re take it. these are the allegations. the car bombs are assembled, coming through the area. they have intercepted a couple of bombs recently. a couple of days ago, 250 kilograms. that's the car that the army found coming into the country. a lot of concern about the security situation which people say is absolutely out of control. >> and i suppose what people there fear is being drawn even further into this polarization along sectarian lines because of what is happening in syria. >> absolutely. it's playing out. we can see it in front of us here. it's a spill over of the war in syria, playing out on the streets in lebanon, in heavily populated area amongst civilians. this is political. this is in response - we have to say we don't know who c
Feb 28, 2014 5:30am PST
on the leb nes border with the war of syria. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> hello and welcome to a special edition from the paris show. one of the agricultural development as farmers swapped horsepower for tractors. what is next for the 21st century. farmers, take a look. >> no, it is gnat video game or u.s., but a chance to hone your drone. skills 26 euro price tag may seem steep but from this farmer, thissing a friday cultural drone could mean long-term savings. it will allow us to get everview of the lan more quickly. the view means reaching better thing, how the crop is growing if there is any disease or enough fertilizer. it could be interesting. the photo type of this drone was built four years ago in a become and now being marketed as one of the world's first drones to be equipped with agricultural sensors lookened to wrongs and features gps and infrared to annuluses the farm listen and the crops. as it can rapid overviews of large areas up to 50-kilometers square at the time. the americas are also targeting the international market including africa. >> there is not as much, as there is in weste
Al Jazeera America
Feb 11, 2014 12:00pm EST
issues to be discussed. they have met in the oval office already. the top of the list has to be syria. the president on the brink of military action in syria with his allies. then the president saying he was going to congress. and some french officials were very upset of that. iran and the sanctions regime there, as negotiations continue over iran's nuclear program. the nsa scandal. although it is said that the french are not quite as upset as the germans even though france roy hollande's phone was also tapped. >> mike viqueira, at the white house. mike stand by. we are going to go to martin walker who is an international fairs columnist, and served as a foreign correspondent and european editor at the guardian, he is currently at the world policy institute. and joins us from washington this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> we heard the president try his best at french, and the french president chuckled, but with that humor aside, how has the relationship between france and the u.s. suffered and come back. >> back when 9/11 happened in 2001, and nato and the french as well a
Feb 13, 2014 2:00am EST
citizens about the mass ro atrocities that the assad regime is perpetrating in syria. when the images and horrors of this conflict occasionally show up on our television screens, impulse of many americans is to change the channel, but we must not look away. we must not avert our eyes from the suffering of the syrian people. for if we do, we ignore, we sacrifice that which is most precious in ourselves, our ability to empathize with the suffering of others, to share it, to acknowledge through our own sense of revulsion that what is happening in syria today is a stain on our collective conscience of moral peoples every there. i appeal to my colleagues today not to look away from the images i will show you, and i want to warn all who are watching, these are graphic and disturbing pictures but they're the real face of war and human suffering in syria today. a war that our nation has the power to help end but which we are failing to do. these images are drawn from a cache of more than 55,000 photographs that were taken between march, 2011 and august, 2013, by a syrian military policeman wh
Feb 17, 2014 10:00am PST
, has u.s. policy in syria been a complete failure? that's what one senior u.s. senator is saying. [ tires screech ] [ car alarm chirps ] ♪ [ male announcer ] we don't just certify our pre-owned vehicles. we inspect, analyze, and recondition each one, until it's nothing short of a genuine certified pre-owned mercedes-benz for the next new owner. [ car alarm chirps ] hurry in to the mercedes-benz certified pre-owned sales event. visit today for exceptional offers. ♪ >>> turning now to the civil war in syria. some 5,000 people have lost their lives to fighting in just the past three weeks, making this one of the most violent periods yet in the three-year-old conflict and little hope it will end soon. harsh words from republican senator john mccain. >> the policy towards syria has been an abyss mal failure and disgraceful one as we have watched these horrendous what director clapper said was a apop apocalyptic situation, 11,000 documented pictures of the starvation, beating, murder, torture of men, women and children. >> the desperate situation inside syria sent wave after wave o
Al Jazeera America
Feb 8, 2014 6:00pm EST
-sex marriage. the justice department extends more rights to gay couples. >>> aid teams attacked in syria. they are now trying to help civilians as they come under fire. >>> violent protests in turkey over an a new internet law that would let the government block websites and track users. >>> and firefighters battling the affordable care act. how it could cripple a lot of fire departments. ♪ >> we begin this saturday night with a major move towards equality in about one hour, the attorney general will announce historic changes in the way the justice department. eric holder will direct d.o.j. to give same-sex married couples full and equal recognition to the greatest extent possible under the law. here's what he's exactly proposing. it applies to gay couples legally married. they will not be compelled to testify against their spouses in federal cases. it's a privilege enjoyed by straight married couples. this applies to states where gay marriage is not recognized and they will be able to file for joint bankruptcy and in prison. holder will announce all of this at a human rights campaign
Feb 4, 2014 6:00am PST
is it? it's time for "morning joe." now it's time for chuck todd. >> the syria standstill. situation seems to be very stuck there right now. and as u.s. and russian diplomats try to find a way forward, america's top intelligence official suggesting syria's civil war could lead to attack in the u.s., there's now a split, potentially, inside the obama white house about what to do. >>> plus radio row. while confirming that the u.s. attorney has subpoenaed his office, governor christie asserts again that he didn't know anything about the bridge closure that's engulfed him in turmoil. very specific on when he knew and when he didn't. and it actually might fit the wildstein timeline. >>> and this round's on me. don't miss today's takeaway on the thousands of american breweries making good beer from coast to coast. little response to a little tweet that was misinterpreted. >>> good morning from washington. it's tuesday, february 4th, 2014. this is "the daily rundown." we begin my first read with what appears to be that split inside the obama administration over what to do with syria. rememb
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Feb 22, 2014 2:30pm EST
to target the shia population. in response, because of hezbollah fighting inside syria, with bashar al-assad against the revolution. people are concerned. they have been through wars. this time, they say, it's different. they don't know where it's coming from. hezbollah accuses the car bombs coming through. lebanon syria reports on refugee stories. this is an area that at the moment the syrian government launched a campaign to re take it. these are the allegations. the car bombs are assembled, coming through the area. they have intercepted a couple of bombs recently. a couple of days ago, 250 kilograms. that's the car that the army found coming into the country. a lot of concern about the security situation which people say is absolutely out of control. >> and i suppose what people there fear is being drawn even further into this polarization along sectarian lines because of what is happening in syria. >> absolutely. it's playing out. we can see it in front of us here. it's a spill over of the war in syria, playing out on the streets in lebanon, in heavily populated area amongst civili
Feb 21, 2014 10:00am EST
a seminar on situation in syria. live coverage on c-span. >> we are live here this morning at the brookings institution for discussion on the syrian refugee crisis. millions of syrians have fled the country during the almost three years of the war between the president's government and opposition forces. the mass exodus has caused tensions in neighboring jordan, turkey, and iraq. millions more are displaced within syria. the two sides are unable to make progress towards peace during a recent conference in geneva. >> thank you very much for joining us for today's discussion. my name is megan bradley, i'm a fellow here with the foreign policy program at brookings. in particular, i work with the brookings l.s.c. project or internal displacement which works to promote the hueman rights and well-being of refugees and internally displaced persons around the world. in particular we work to support the mandate of the u.n. special repertoire on human rights of internally displaced persons. the co-director of the project had hoped to be here today to moderate today's discussion, but unfortunately due
Feb 4, 2014 5:30am PST
. -- russia says syria could be rid of all its chemical weapons. they brokered a deal to dispose of the chemical stockpile in syria, but the process has already fallen behind schedule. i sprayed the u.s. asked the russian foreign minister to put pressure on syria to pick up the pace. begin today on the radio, the french foreign minister said just 5% of syria's chemical weapons have left the country despite the fact that the deadline for the entire removal was three days ago. meanwhile on the ground in syria, moderate and militant rebel groups are turning on each other while the regime army remains organized. it is gradually gaining ground and on the offensive. shows strength and eight damascus suburb. --porters of president assad the pictures are shown over and over on syrian state television. is protecting us, freeing us from terrorists. >> the national army is regaining ground three years up to the country's crisis began. the air force bombarded aleppo over the weekend. tanks thought to take control in the east of the city where rebel fighters a been in control since july 2012.
Feb 13, 2014 5:30am PST
>> the daily death toll in syria has reached the highest level since the war broke out. the peace talks in geneva struggle to make any headway. ant government protests rock venezuela. three people are shot dead in the worst unrest since the death of hugo chavez last year. and more incredible winds and rain once again better the u.k. the country still recovering from severe flooding after the wettest january on record. also coming up, should youth nashea imlegal for children? the parliament is voting on that this afternoon since the issue is the subject of today's inside look. and you'll get all the details on the exclusive interview of a french jihaddist who is now fighting in syria. first, right to our top story. the peace talks on syria are now in round two in geneva but there is no sign of a breakthrough. today russia submitted its own draft resolution on fighting terrorism in syria, the term the syrian regime uses to refer to the opposition and it seems to show as remaining true to its ally alassad. russian foreign minister also says moscow had presented its own draft resoluti
Feb 5, 2014 2:30pm PST
months and these pictures shocked the world. claims that syria used chemical weapons on its own people led to a deal to get rid of its chemical arsenal, but now the americans think president assad is struggling. >> our concern is the syrians are dragging their feet. they are not moving fast enough. they have missed an important target date in february to have all chemical weapons out of syria. >> under the deal you in inspectors visited syria, catalogued its toxic armory. danish and norwegian ships are supposed to transfer the remaining chemical stockpile out of syria and especially adapted u.s. naval vessels will destroy them at sea. it is the removal that has been slow. the amount of material due to be transported out of syria is 1300 tons. according to the u.s., as of last week less than five percent had been removed. at that rate they will not finish this year. disarmament,ze the say the russians. russia is one of mr. assad's main allies in the key player in the negotiations. it has been told chemical weapons removal will be completed by march, but still the un says syria must act
Feb 3, 2014 1:00pm PST
.s. policy in syria and iran and its nuclear program. that's this wednesday, an exclusive with john kerry, one year after he became secretary of state. >>> when we come back, if the super bowl was being held tonight, it would like like this. several inches has fallen in the northeast. a mess that it is causing at the airports. >>> plus, if hillary clinton needs a little more push to run for president, she may have gotten it in our latest poll. ♪ [ cellphones beeping ] ♪ [ cellphone rings ] hello? [ male announcer ] over 12,000 financial advisors. good, good. good. over $700 billion dollars in assets under care. let me just put this away. [ male announcer ] how did edward jones get so big? could you teach our kids that trick? [ male announcer ] by not acting that way. ok, last quarter... [ male announcer ] it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. ♪ makes sense of investing. cozy or cool "meow" or "woof"? exactly the way you want it ... until boom! your mattress a battleground of thwarted desire. enter the sleep number bed. an innovative design that lets couples sleep together
Feb 4, 2014 5:00pm PST
. the us reportedly plans to back up in syria diplomacy with more weapons shipments for the rebels in our team to visit damascus where children city refuse to be victims of the gospel. there was a winter olympics days away and the gay propaganda boycott battlefield in the minds of many meet up with members of the cities the lgbt community sees it. no one has really affected a lot. midnight at mops i want now is a very good to be with us for top story this hour. eu officials say they uncovered a corruption pandemic sweeping member states of the hundred twenty billion euro was lost to shady deals last year the figure published new report by the use of home affairs commissioner who warned the scale of the problem could be even broader and getting worse artist peter also the husbands who said they had said this and they think the corruption within the union was growing seventy six percent of the eu's us past all the corruption was widespread within the european union. twenty six percent said that they be directly affected by corruption government's effectiveness of tackling corruption though
Feb 21, 2014 11:00pm EST
twitter follow the conversation today with #syria crisis. we have a full panel with a bio in front of you i would not give long introductions but just to give you a sense we will begin with the ambassador who will address how the refugee crisis is affecting conditions in lebanon on. then we will turn to the ambassador from iraq who will speak to the effects with his own displease the crisis. then from mercy corps addressing the situation in jordan with water resources. then to my colleague who is head of the turkey project based on recent fieldwork a and hill -- will hear from the deputy assistant secretary from the state department to speak to the role of u.s. government policy i will ask each of the speakers to limit comments between eight and the 10 minutes to have questions with the audience. so now i will turn the floor over to the ambassador. >> thank you for the introduction. first and thinks to the of brookings institute in the mercy corps for organizing. indeed it is an honor to share the stage. the theme to date is expressive by itself to see the refugees that might talk this mo
Feb 17, 2014 8:00pm PST
, they're dead. this video from inside syria is difficult to verify. a boy alive with his life destroyed. alive but scarred forever. officials estimate there are roughly 2.5 million syrian refugees, many split from hair families. the death toll, the u.n. has stopped counting. it can no longer verify the numbers. the last count was in july and at that time they estimated 100,000 people had been killed. it has been eight months sin since -- only 11% of the weapons have been destroyed. there has been a loud silence from the world including america since that red line. here's secretary of state john kerry. >> they have refused to open up one discussion about a transition government. and it is very clear that bashar al assad is trying to win this in the battlefield rather than come to the negotiating table in good faith. >> the security situation in syria is out of control. for months we have heard reports about atrocities being carried out, by a rebel group. as you can imagine it is extremely dangerous to report from inside syria. they have shown absolutely no problem in killing journalists.
Feb 19, 2014 10:00pm EST
. then we had the deal with syria, which in fact was keeping us in power, or in power over whatever part of the country it was controlling, in return for his chemical weapons. then we had the new call for sanctions of israeli settlement s that developed into a new conversation about boycotting israel following the death of nelson mandela and so on. which, again, was something that was really on the far fringe of the margins of the conversations just a year ago. and last but not least, we have an american secretary of state full of energy, which the israeli minister of defense obsession.essianic that may be an exaggeration -- >> it may be what it takes. >> it may be what it takes, but clearly the energy and effort that secretary kerry has put into this issue is something we haven't seen for 14 years at least. >> 14 years. >> camp david with bill clinton was july 2000, so it's almost 14 years. >> and are you making any progress? >> well, first of all, he put the issue on the table. from the israeli standpoint, most people were like, this is , the peace process is dead and gone. clearly it
Feb 5, 2014 11:00pm EST
. in syria further strengthens this group. militants are able to flow syria,between iraq and providing isis an advantage as it works to advance the regional vision of the radical islamic state. the gains have been dramatic. it took advantage of a security vacuum, entering the cities of in columns of trucks mounted with heavy machine guns. of course, and bar province is where marines pushed so hard to .fight al qaeda i should note that this committee benefits from the first-hand experiences of mr. perry, collins, and ms. gabbert, all of whom served with distinction in iraq. this threat is evolving. earlier this week, the central leadership declared that those operating in western iraq and syria were no longer an affiliated group. we will see how this power struggle develops. the independence is a reflection of its unprecedented resources including weapons, personnel, cash, and the resulting operational strength. this is a threat to iraq and also us. they have been actively recruiting individuals capable of traveling to the u.s. to carry out attacks here. al qaeda and iraq has been emp
Feb 8, 2014 9:30am EST
how we can live with a pariah in charge of a country and geo- strategically important as syria. >> it does not look very likely. >> it has not happened. again, in my personal, private opinion, we should continue to work to make sure it does happen. but it has not happened yet and i think it is unfortunate. collectively, internationally, we seem to be much more tolerant of this tragedy on a humanitarian scale. >> u.s. policy has not been sufficiently -- >> i think one of the points, had i still been in government, that i would have touched on would have been after the use of chemical weapons. that was a red line that he did cross. >> we should have acted. >> we are still not seeing him removed. he was supposed to be. there should have been a penalty for that. i don't necessarily mean boots on the ground, but we had a model back in 1991 in iraq where we really partition the country north and south with no-fly zone in the northern region where i was. we brought almost one million kurds out of the mountains and back in their homes without any threat from the iraq he army. i think i
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